“As Newtown grew, it faced many challenges in controlling groundwater pollution caused by septic failures in the Borough, Sandy Hook Center, and the lakeside communities. Each area has a different underlying issue that precluded long-term reliance on conventional septic systems.
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut state lawmakers are considering whether to expand restrictions on pesticide use to include more public places like parks, playgrounds and municipal greens.
Legislators say they drafted a bill to shield children from toxic lawn pesticides. The General Assembly’s Environment Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the proposal and other bills for 1 pm Monday at the Legislative Office Building.
Kim Killoy, grant coordinator for the Newtown Prevention Council, has notified The Newtown Bee that she is postponing the Council's Parent Speaker Series event featuring school climate and bullying prevention expert Jo Ann Freiberg.
That talk was set for this Wednesday, March 19, at Newtown Middle School.
Enhance wildlife habitat and share the land are both part of Newtown Forest Association (NFA) President Bob Eckenrode’s message that he will share at an upcoming seminar.
He will be presenting “Leading By Example: The NFA Working Across Town Borders” at the Connecticut Land Conservation Council Seminars Saturday, March 15, at Wesleyan University in Middletown featuring conservation officials and land trust representatives from across the state.
What initially sounded like a dire incident last Friday afternoon turned out to be a scam, in which an unknown telephone caller sought to persuade the person called that one of the person’s relatives was being held hostage at gunpoint after an accident, and then demanded ransom from the person receiving the call.
Police Detective Lieutenant Richard Robinson said that police received a report on the matter from the Stop & Shop supermarket at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street on Friday, March 7.
At an upcoming session, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are scheduled to discuss the commercial redevelopment of 67 Church Hill Road with the proposed construction of a new gas station/convenience store there.
The P&Z meeting is slated for 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 20, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.
The one-acre parcel on the western corner of Church Hill Road and Edmond Road currently holds a decaying structure that formerly was a Shell gas station/convenience store.
HARTFORD — The Newtown Police officer who has not yet returned to work since the 2012 school massacre because of post-traumatic stress disorder urged Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday to expand the state’s workers’ compensation law to cover the condition.
The Newtown Lions Club Foundation has formally announced it has ceased directly administering benefits to providers and individuals through a fund established following the 12/14 tragedy.
Earlier this year, the local Lions joined in a partnership with Newtown Rotary Club, Newtown Memorial Fund, and United Way of Western Connecticut as a means to pool resources and maximize distribution efficiency.
It appears the Newtown Board of Finance is poised to consider adding $400,000 to the 2014-15 budget proposalto boost the town’s self-insured employee benefit fund balance, but will also consider new allocations to bump up senior tax relief and road repair programs as well.